1 day in Province of Verona & Modena Itinerary

1 day in Province of Verona & Modena Itinerary

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Verona

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City of Romeo and Juliet

The famous setting for Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, Verona is one of northern Italy's main tourist destinations, largely owing to its incredibly rich artistic heritage.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Museo di Castelvecchio, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, admire the striking features of Casa di Giulietta, take in panoramic vistas at Torre dei Lamberti, then don't miss a visit to Piazza delle Erbe, and finally don't miss a visit to Piazza Bra.

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Milan to Verona is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train. In October, daytime highs in Verona are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Modena.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping
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Modena

Capital of Engines

Deemed the Capital of Engines, Modena is the birthplace of Enzo Ferrari and the headquarters of Italian sports cars.
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Getting from Verona to Modena by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. You will leave for home on the 22nd (Fri).

Things to do in Modena

Historic Sites · Nightlife · Museums · Shopping
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Province of Verona travel guide

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Theme Parks · Operas · Architectural Buildings
Verona is a city on the Adige river in Veneto, Italy, with approximately 265,000 inhabitants and one of the seven provincial capitals of the region. It is the second largest city municipality in the region and the third largest in northeast Italy. The metropolitan area of Verona covers an area of 1,426km² and has a population of 714,274 inhabitants. It is one of the main tourist destinations in northern Italy, owing to its artistic heritage, several annual fairs, shows, and operas, such as the lyrical season in the Arena, the ancient amphitheater built by the Romans.Three of Shakespeare's plays are set in Verona: Romeo and Juliet, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, and The Taming of the Shrew. It is unknown if Shakespeare ever visited Verona or Italy at all, but his plays have lured many visitors to Verona and surrounding cities many times over. The city has been awarded World Heritage Site status by UNESCO because of its urban structure and architecture.EtymologyAccording to a theory that considers the geographical position of the city, Verona was a key step for those from Eastern Gaul across the Alps to Rome along the Via Claudia Augusta. Verona is short for Versus Romae which means "In the direction of Rome". The -ona suffix, found in many Gallic names, is a simple deformation due to incorrect auditory perception that leads any person to hear the sound of a foreign language as a common sound in their own language, so to pronounce it incorrectly and wrote incorrectly.

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